A-B Tech Volunteers Deliver $5,500+ Books to 11 Locations in One Day!
Wowzers! We’re still recovering from our excitement of yesterday’s great Days of Impact volunteer and book delivery day. In addition to their stellar results, we enjoyed spending the afternoon with a really cool crew from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College!
In just a few short hours, nine volunteers from A-B Tech helped us sort, count, and pack MORE THAN $5,500 worth of books. They then delivered the books to eleven schools and organizations around Asheville and Buncombe County:
- Children First
- Craggie Detention Center
- Clyde Erwin Middle School
- Eblen Intermediate School
- Charles George VA Medical Center
- Hall Fletcher Elementary
- Haywood Street Congregation
- Homeward Bound/A-HOPE Day Center
- Hominy Valley Community Market
- Verner Early Learning Center LFL
- YMCA Youth Services Center
A-B Tech’s donation of time and effort ensured that hundreds of people within our community, including children and veterans, have a greater access to books. Now, many have their very own books to take home.
THANK YOU, A-B TECH!
Days of Impact is Hands On Asheville-Buncombe’s semiannual block of volunteer days that pairs workforce volunteers with local nonprofits, schools, and public entities. 2017 marks the POP Project’s seventh year of participation (including hosting Day of Caring opportunities from 2011-2015), making this our ninth volunteer opportunity. In those years, POP and our various Day of Caring/Days of Impact volunteers have delivered more than $50,000 in books during these single-afternoon volunteer opportunities alone! POP encourages you to contact Hands On Asheville-Buncombe if you and your co-workers are interested in participating in Spring 2018.
Until then, check out some photos from yesterday’s Days of Impact session:
Click here for more photos from Days of Impact, October 2017.